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Old 05-08-2008, 07:40 PM   #1
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Some of the best posts I see is when a guy went out at 11 and came back in at 3 or 4 do flounder seem to get more numerous the later in the night it gets and then retreat to deep water for the day or is this just an anomilley on when you can get out there type thing.
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Old 05-08-2008, 08:16 PM   #2
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I've hear a lot of different theories on them and times for them. The moon, the temp, the time of year, the bottom, depth, etc .... But I think its all about how bad you want them. I've been told that you never can tell, sometimes they don't come out of the deeper water until early am, and also I have stuck one an hour after dark this year. So, I kinda think it depends on the area and if you happen to luck out and find them when they do move in. I for a while started thinking that I wasn't living right or something! LOL! But, I'm getting a game plan and taking notes! Then, I'm going to start taking flatties! Over here, all the locals are commenting that our bay just isn't producing like it used to a few years back. Maybe so, but if I keep going, I'll luck out and catch them when their alarm goes off! Stick with it, and Stick it to'em is my theory!

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It's more of a waiting game than anything. They have to eat...so the best bet is to pack a lunch and plenty of cold beer:toast...get there at dark and start looking. We've gigged them right at dark up to literally day light the next morning. Just stick it out and you'll kill 'em. One nights run can be just opposite the next.
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Yeah!, what he said!
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Old 05-08-2008, 10:51 PM   #5
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I have went day after day with out giging the first flounder, then had several good nights in a row. I think the moon and tide have the most effect on them. I have wrote down time, date, wind, moon, water temp, tide, and the number of fish killed or seen. The only thing that has had a pattern is the moon and tide, and it's not much of a pattern. Early last year I had two in the boat before staring the generator and several nights I have had to unhook my fuel line from the outboard to refuel the generator (6 hour run time).
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